An automated approach for early detection of diabetic retinopathy using SD-OCT images.

This study was to demonstrate the feasibility of an automatic approach for early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR) from SD-OCT images. These scans were prospectively collected from 200 subjects through the fovea then were automatically segmented, into 12 layers. Each layer was characterized by its thickness, tortuosity, and normalized reflectivity. 26 diabetic patients, without DR changes visible by funduscopic examination, were matched with 26 controls, according to age and sex, for purposes of statistical analysis using mixed effects ANOVA. The INL was narrower in diabetes (p = 0.14), while the NFL (p = 0.04) and IZ (p = 0.34) were thicker. Tortuosity of layers NFL through the OPL was greater in diabetes (all p
Source: Frontiers in Bioscience - Elite - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Front Biosci (Elite Ed) Source Type: research

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Back in March 2018, I co-authored (along with Scott King, the former editor ofDiabetes Health magazine) an article (catch the article athttps://www.diabeteshealth.com/good-bad-diabetes-advocacy-world/ for reference) about some patient advocacy wins and challenges ahead. One of the challenges ahead was about runaway insulin prices.We started to see action on runaway insulin prices in state capitals happen a few years ago.Nevada got an early start in 2017, introducing a transparency bill that requires drugmakers who made insulin specifically to report pricing, costs, and rebates. It was signed into law by the state's Republi...
Source: Scott's Web Log - Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2020 insulin insulin prices legislation state laws Source Type: blogs
Back in March 2018, I co-authored (along with Scott King, the former editor ofDiabetes Health magazine) an article (catch the article athttps://www.diabeteshealth.com/good-bad-diabetes-advocacy-world/ for reference) about some patient advocacy wins and challenges ahead. One of the challenges ahead was about runaway insulin prices.We started to see action on runaway insulin prices in state capitals happen a few years ago.Nevada got an early start in 2017, introducing a transparency bill that requires drugmakers who made insulin specifically to report pricing, costs, and rebates. It was signed into law by the state's Republi...
Source: Scott's Web Log - Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2020 insulin insulin prices legislation state laws Source Type: blogs
AbstractIntroductionMaternal perception of fetal movements has long been considered an indicator of fetal well ‐being. A sudden decrease in the number of fetal movements is suggestive of fetal compromise. We aimed to determine whether the maternal perception of reduced fetal movements (RFM) is associated with placental pathological lesions in a low‐risk term population.Material and methodsOur study was a case ‐control study that was performed in a single university center. Placental histopathology, maternal demographics, labor characteristics, and neonatal outcomes of term, singleton pregnancies with maternal percept...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Maejima T, Kumagai K, Yabe K, Yasuno K, Ishikawa K, Okado K, Sasaki N, Kai K, Mori K Abstract A 40-week-old male spontaneous diabetic Torii rat, an animal model of type 2 diabetes mellitus, was found to have marked urinary calculi with hematuria in the urinary bladder on necropsy. Histological findings in the urinary bladder included a papillary growth pattern with a fibrovascular stroma without atypia. Fine granular materials in the bladder lumen were positive for Von Kossa staining but negative for periodic acid-Schiff or Gram staining, indicating no apparent bacterial infection in the urinary bladder. S...
Source: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology - Category: Toxicology Tags: J Toxicol Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: The FAZ area and perimeter showed excellent reproducibility. The macular perfusion parameters are not interchangeable despite automated estimation. The variability is more with changes in the vascular network like DR. This variability should be considered while comparing different scans.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this paper, the author proposes to diagnose Diabetes Type2 (DT2) at an early stage from tongue digital image. The tongue image is acquired and processed with Greedy Snake Algorithm (GSA) to extract edge and texture features. PMID: 32008515 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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